When You Want to Get Even

By Barbara Rainey | July 30, 2018 | 8 Comments

Remember the story of Cain and Abel? I’ve always marveled that Cain actually heard the voice of God speak to him, out loud I presume, about his bad attitude. I believe if I heard God say to me, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen?” that I would have listened and not […]

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Dear Barbara, How do I convince my husband to change?

By Barbara Rainey | July 16, 2018 | 16 Comments

Dear Barbara, How do I convince my husband to change? There are certain areas we’ve been fighting about for years now. And I really am right. How can I get him to see it?  The moment I married Dennis I knew I was in for an adventure. He wasn’t just different in his interests. His […]

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Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | March 19, 2018 | 23 Comments

One of my greatest faults that shows up too often in our marriage is my firstborn perfectionism. When my husband tells a story but doesn’t get the details right, I barge in to correct him. Well, not publicly. But I file away the errors to sort out with him later. I’ve also found plenty of […]

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We Still Do!

By Barbara Rainey | February 9, 2018 | 4 Comments

We who live in America often repeat the pledge of allegiance to the flag as a way of saying we are all united. Likewise in marriage, it is always helpful to remember and even restate the promises we made on our wedding day. Just as remembering the promises of God helps us regain our focus, […]

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Small stuff, Big stuff, and the Power of Beautiful Belief in Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 5, 2018 | 13 Comments

In high school, I discovered watercolor painting. It was love at first sight. I eagerly invested time and supplies to become like seasoned watercolorists whose extraordinary works of art I admired. Though I was passionate about this medium, I soon discovered it wasn’t as easy as it looked at first. Too much or too little water […]

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